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5 months 3 weeks ago

Obama to Address Health Care Glitches

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an address at the White House Rose Garden, to address problems with the health care law's rollout. Since the Affordable Care Act launched a few weeks ago, the new government website, www.healthcare.gov , has been plagued with glitches and problems as people try...

7 months 1 week ago

Early look at health law's premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) - The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range...

7 months 1 week ago

Call center will answer questions on health care

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington residents will be able to start the process of buying insurance through the state's health exchange next month, but many likely still have a few questions about their insurance options. A Spokane-based toll-free customer support line will start taking calls at 1-855-923-4633 starting at 7:30...

9 months 2 weeks ago

Do you use the internet to relieve stress?

More and more Americans are looking for stress relief through the internet. According to a survey from Aetna called "What's Your Healthy," 33% of Americans surf the internet to relax. That beats out spending time with family and friends and exercising. Of those surveyed, 42% also said they...

11 months 2 weeks ago

Metal found in store bought lipstick

A small study of store-bought lipstick suggests the makeup may be doing more than giving the appearance of plump, shiny lips. It could be increasing your exposure to toxic metals. Researchers at the University of California Berkeley tested over thirty different lipsticks and lip glosses, looking at the amount...

1 year 2 months ago

UK seeks mysterious SARS linked virus

LONDON (AP) - British officials have found the world's 10th known case of a new coronavirus, a mysterious disease related to SARS and first identified last year. The patient, a U.K. resident who had been in the Middle East and Pakistan, is in the intensive care unit of a Manchester...

1 year 2 months ago

Okla. governor: Expand mental health services

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma should expand access to mental health services. At a forum sponsored by The Associated Press, Fallin on Wednesday said her legislative plan will include three crisis centers, a suicide prevention initiative and a treatment program for prescription drug abuse. The mental...

1 year 3 months ago

Colorado looking to expand mental health care

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking Colorado lawmakers for $18.5 million to expand mental health services, including opening five urgent care mental health centers, as a response to this summer's mass shooting at an Aurora theater. The governor's office said Monday that the services Hickenlooper and state health...

1 year 4 months ago

HHS details overhaul rules and required benefits

The Obama administration is strengthening the prescription drug coverage that will be available to the millions of people who will start getting insurance through the nation's health care overhaul. The Health and Human Services Department announced Tuesday a long-awaited package of rules, such as minimum requirements for health insurance coverage...

1 year 8 months ago

Even light activity helps your heart

You don't have to be an athlete to keep healthy. A new study confirms even a little exercise benefits your heart! Activities like walking and gardening can help. Researchers found active adults had lower levels of inflammation in the blood, which increases the risk for heart problems. Even those who...

1 year 9 months ago

Update: Waldo Canyon Fire

The Waldo Canyon Fire has caused 32,500 people to be evacuated in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. At a morning news conference, officials said structures were lost in the last 24 hours, but they don't have a good count at this point. Firefighting efforts continue with hundreds...

1 year 10 months ago

Ozone and smoke warnings in effect

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council have issued an Ozone Action Day Alert starting at 4 p.m. for the Front Range Urban Corridor from El Paso County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including the Denver-Boulder area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and...

1 year 10 months ago

Ozone warning for Front Range

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued through 11 p.m. for the Front Range Urban Corridor from El Paso County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including the Denver-Boulder area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Greeley for ozone levels. Ozone could reach the "Unhealthy for Sensitive...

1 year 11 months ago

Community Baby Shower planned

Expectant mothers can learn about raising happy, healthy, and safe children at the 2nd annual Community Baby Shower presented by the Pueblo Early Childhood Council and the Colorado State University-Pueblo Nursing Department. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 18 at the Praise...

1 year 11 months ago

Obama makes health care appeal to female voters

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama told hundreds of female supporters Friday that Republicans seem determined to meddle in women's health decisions in ways that are "appalling, offensive and out of touch." A recent fight in Congress over contraception access, Obama said, was like "being in a time machine." "These...

1 year 11 months ago

Illness starts at Health Center luncheon

The Pueblo City-County Health Department is investigating an illness that may have spread at a catered lunch Tuesday for the Pueblo Community Health Center. The illness may have been spread through food, or human contact. At this point 27 of the 80 people who attended showed mild to moderate,...

1 year 11 months ago

Recycle event scheduled for May 12

Residents of Pueblo County can get rid of unwanted hard-to-recycle items on Saturday May 12. The event happens at the Colorado State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate 3 on Mesa Avenue. Items will only be accepted from homes--no business waste will...

2 years 1 week ago

WIC in Pueblo taking new clients

The special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, or WIC, says they have room for more clients. The Pueblo County Health Department says they are encouraging families to call and learn if they qualify for the assistance. The programs goal is to help keep pregnant and...

2 years 2 weeks ago

'Pink slime' maker halts some production

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The company that makes "pink slime" is suspending operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler amid a public outcry over concern about the ingredient. Beef Products Inc. spokesman Craig Letch on Monday told The Associated Press about the operations suspensions at plants...

2 years 1 month ago

Nutrition labels for your meat

Mystery meat is a thing of the past. Starting today, the Department of Agriculture is requiring nutrition labels on 40 of the most popular cuts of beef and poultry. The labels are similar to those shoppers have grown accustom to seeing on items like canned soup and cereal. The...

2 years 1 month ago

NYC opens full-service LGBT senior center

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is opening the nation's first full-service center for seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. City officials say the new LGBT facility will be specifically geared to the needs of this segment of the population, whose members sometimes feel isolated from...

2 years 1 month ago

Health Department Director to retire

The head of the El Paso County Health Department will retire next week. Kandi Buckland has been the director for 11 years. "Ms. Buckland has done an outstanding job of leading this agency through some of the most challenging times of inevitable budget reductions and disease outbreaks such as...

2 years 1 month ago

How dirty is your purse?

For most women, living without our purse would be a nightmare. We take it everywhere: to school, work, the doctor's office, even the bathroom. Have you ever wondered how many germs your purse picks up in a day? We decided to find out. Three purses. A microbiologist with a...

2 years 2 months ago

Santorum speaks in Woodland Park

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum continued his tour through Colorado today, making a stop in Woodland Park. In a speech to the Teller County Tea Party, Santorum said the healthcare reform bill was flawed and that our country needs to more strongly preserve the constitution and our rights. ...

2 years 2 months ago

State Health has tackles 10 issues

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for...

2 years 5 months ago

Adams State student treated for meningitis

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - An Adams State College student is being treated for meningitis, prompting warnings to other students. The (Alamosa) Valley Courier reports that the infected student does not live on campus. The newspaper also says that doctors believe the student appears to have the viral form of the...

2 years 5 months ago

Southern Colorado Health Fair underway

Doors opened at 7am at the Palmer Ridge High School for the Southern Colorado Health Fair. People started lining-up around 6:30 am to take advantage of the 37different types of free and low-cost screenings and tests. During the fall, parents can bring along their kids to receive the...

2 years 5 months ago

Blasting fat using lasers

The battle of the bulge is timeless, and at some point, most people have tried something. Whether it is nips, tucks, sit-ups, master cleanses, diets, good old fashioned gym routines, or some kind of magic potion that promises it will melt away the fat. Recall the old adage: "If...

2 years 6 months ago

Healing hundreds from one body

"Ambitious, selfless, and giving" are the words Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, used to describe Cadet First Class Marc Henning. Tears, tissues, friends and family filled a room at the Donor Alliance Recovery Center in Denver. A special ceremony was...

2 years 6 months ago

Patients in Pueblo receive free surgeries

Uninsured Pueblo residents are receiving a $4,000 to $7,000 gift today as the Pueblo Surgery Center, Health4Haiti, the International Surgical Missions and Colorado Technical University work together to perform free surgeries as part of the annual Surgical Day of Giving event. The procedures range from hernia repairs to cyst...

2 years 7 months ago

Restaurants get behind the first lady's plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The company that owns the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and four other popular restaurant chains is following Michelle Obama's lead and pledging to reduce the calories and sodium in its meals and overhaul its kids' menu. Drew Madsen, president of Darden Restaurants, tells The Associated Press...

2 years 8 months ago

Back to School: lunch ideas

In our Wednesday morning back to school segment we are taking a look at some healthy and not so healthy options when it comes to buying a sack lunch on a budget. Mina Liebert, the Director of LiveWell Colorado Springs, compared the costs and nutritional values of two lunches. ...

2 years 8 months ago

Healthy heat beating habits

Seniors have difficulty sensing temperature extremes and may not realize they are experiencing heat trauma. One local organization is stepping-up its effort to help elderly develop healthy heat beating habits. Warning signs and symptoms of heat trauma include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, body aches, headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, and...

2 years 8 months ago

Number one killer in the U.S.

Gently pressing down on the piano's pristine keys, the now nearly 46-year old Kim Davis looks radiant and healthy, but she has always felt that way. "You see overweight people all over the place and, you know, sometimes you can dress a package enough that it doesn't look quite...

2 years 9 months ago

State mmj shops get new regulations this week

A landmark week is ahead for the medical marijuana industry in Colorado. On July 1st new state regulations, the toughest in the country, will officially go in to effect. Scott Saunders, who owns Natural Leaf in Colorado Springs, says he welcomes the regulation for legitimacy. "Regulations absolutely will provide legitimacy...

2 years 9 months ago

Hospital promotes a healthy Bessemer

St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo wants people in their neighborhood to lead healthier lives. As part of the Healthy Bessemer initiative, the hospital gave around 70 people free health screenings Saturday morning. While the sum value of the screenings is estimated at around $1,500, organizer Michele DesLauriers says...

2 years 10 months ago

Smoke advisory issued

The Colorado Department of Public Health has issued a Smoke Health Advisory for the San Luis Valley northeast to Colorado Springs effective until 4 p.m. Smoke from the Wallow Fire southeast of Show Low Arizona has moved into portions of Colorado. It has lowered visibilities from Alamosa to Colorado...

2 years 10 months ago

Ronald McDonald has a healthy set of wheels

Do not be surprised if you see a huge Ronald McDonald medical truck in your neighborhood. It is called the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. The mobile health unit travels throughout the Pikes Peak region Tuesday through Friday and offers a variety of medical and dental services for people twenty-one...

2 years 11 months ago

More rabies cases in Pueblo County skunks

Two more skunks have tested positive for rabies in Pueblo County. Both skunks were picked up east of the City of Pueblo after behaving strangely. Neither skunk had known contact with humans or pets. "It is important for people to stay away from wild mammals, especially during daylight...

2 years 11 months ago

State Senate passes health exchange bill

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado health insurance exchange won final approval in the Senate 20-15 on Wednesday, setting up a likely debate over the federal health law in the GOP House. Republicans argued unsuccessfully against the health exchange, which allows individuals and small employers to pool together to lower...

2 years 11 months ago

Prescription drug disposal day planned

The Drug Enforcement Administration will coordinate a one-day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative this week. This is a statewide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction. The event will operate from 10:00 a.m. to...

3 years 2 days ago

Where you can get your health report card

Let's face it, not too many people like going to the doctor's office for a check-up, let along getting blood work done. Most importantly, many elements of a doctor's visit can be costly, especially if you do not have insurance. Southern Colorado Health Fair's, which run over a several week...

3 years 6 days ago

Many got a check on their health today

This morning we were at the Masonic Center, one of today's sites for the Southern Colorado Health Fairs. Over three hundred people were in attendance and fair goers started lining-up at 6:15 a.m. Doors, however, did not open until 7 a.m. The fair offered about two dozen different types...

3 years 1 week ago

Man indicted in alleged health scam

DENVER (AP) - The owner of a Colorado-based rural health brokerage has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud, embezzlement and 18 counts of money laundering. The U.S. attorney's office in Denver says 59-year-old Gerald Rising Jr. is accused of mixing trust funds from...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Health Fair scheduled

The Nursing Department at Colorado State University - Pueblo will coordinate a host of local organizations to provide health screening and education at a health fair on Saturday, April 9. The annual event runs from 7 a.m. to noon at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Avenue in Pueblo....

3 years 1 month ago

Pot docs face new rules in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's dispute over which doctors can recommend medical marijuana could become more confusing this week when state health authorities consider tighter limits at the same time lawmakers debate conflicting rules. One question is whether doctors with conditions on their medical licenses - such as a surgeon...

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